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satirize

[sat-uh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), sat·i·rized, sat·i·riz·ing.
  1. to attack or ridicule with satire.
Also especially British, sat·i·rise.

Origin of satirize

First recorded in 1595–1605; satire + -ize
Related formssat·i·riz·a·ble, adjectivesat·i·ri·za·tion, nounsat·i·riz·er, nounnon·sat·i·riz·ing, adjectiveun·sat·i·riz·a·ble, adjectiveun·sat·i·rized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for satirise

Historical Examples

  • But if any one has a desire to satirise his neighbour he has full leave to do so.

    The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians

    Xenophon

  • But you cannot satirise a hack, if you have no friend to nudge while you do it.

  • You satirise every one except God, whom you spare because you don't know him.

    Unicorns

    James Huneker

  • I would laugh, and satirise, and say whatever came into my head first.

  • He satirises human life, but he does not satirise it to degrade it.


British Dictionary definitions for satirise

satirize

satirise

verb
  1. to deride (a person or thing) by means of satire
Derived Formssatirization or satirisation, nounsatirizer or satiriser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for satirise

satirize

v.

c.1600, from French satiriser (see satire (n.)). Related: Satirized; satirizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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